McEvoy aboard Classique Legend / Getty
The Les Bridge-trained grey Classique Legend has delivered on the promise he has always shown by careering to a dominant win in the A$15-million (R175-million) The Everest at Randwick.
The Not A Single Doubt gelding finished over the top of them off a lickety-split tempo that was set by Eduardo (finished 11th) ahead of enigmatic sprinter Nature Strip (finished seventh).
It was a third win in The Everest for jockey Kerrin McEvoy, having claimed the first two editions aboard Redzel.
Godolphin entire Bivouac chased home the winner under jockey Glen Boss, with the veteran hoop continuing his own strong record in the race having won it in 2019 aboard Yes Yes Yes.
South Australian sprinter Gytrash finished third ahead of Godolphin’s other entrant Trekking, while Nature Strip’s less-fancied stablemate Haut Brion Her ended up beating him home to grab fifth just ahead of Santa Ana Lane.
“I was dirty on you the other day when you tipped Dirty Work, but I’ve forgiven you now,” Bridge said to Sky Thoroughbred Central’s Greg Radley.
“One of my greatest friends Percy Sykes, who I spent a lot of time with, he said it’s all in the genes.
“Some horses just get all the good genes. I’m just repeating his words.
“This horse has got a girth on him that deep, and he’s just got a V8 motor. It’s unbelievable.
“He’ll still probably go to Hong Kong.” – punters.com.au